Interview - Luna Keller

Luna Keller is a Spanish/German indie singer-songwriter who sings in English. Let's have a chat with her about her music.

- Welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release Wanderer.
“Wanderer” is the last song I wrote before moving away from home, towards a new adventure with my music. It’s a song about goodbyes but also about love and appreciation of the time we get to spend with each other. It’s about being grateful for where you are even if you must leave.

- How would you describe your sound?
My sound is a blend of indie-folk, indie-pop and singer-songwriter. I always find it hard to stick to a specific genre though, my sound is growing with me as I continue to tell my stories.

- What do you write about?

I can be inspired by many things, but most of my songs come from my own experiences and thoughts. “Prophecies and Silver Linings” the album that “Wanderer” is on, is a collection of songs about growing up. My first experiences with love, heartbreak, friendship, darkness, hope, finding myself… Music is a connection to myself and I speak honestly through it.

- What do you listen to when you are home?
Some bigger artists like The Lumineers, Lisa Hannigan, Laura Marling, Andrew Bird, Noah Gundersen, Coldplay, are on my radar. But most of the time I listen to my fellow indie artists, they are doing amazing things! Some of my favourites are Dom Malin, Thomas LaVine, Ben Greenberg, Clouds and Thorns, IZHAV, Dominic Romano, Will Killen, Aidan & The Wild, Bay Bryan, Allison Leah, Joe Pope, Kalden Berg, Jory Avner… oh my the list is long!

- Your favourite live performance so far?
That’s a tough one! One of my all time favourites was my first show in England. I got to headline in a cozy venue in Lemmington Spa and shared the stage with one of my favourite artists and dearest friends Dom Malin for the first time. The audience was lovely and I felt 100% in my element. I love playing in Germany and Spain, but it definitely felt special to have an English speaking audience that understands my lyrics.

- Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
I really love using everyday objects for percussions, we’ve used CDs, playing cards, mugs and even a stapler! One time we wanted to use out armchair as a bass drum, I played it with my closed fist for a couple of takes until my arm hurt - and we couldn’t even use it in the end.

- Your favourite albums?
This is an impossible question! But right now some of my top albums would be “My Finest Work Yet” by Andrew Bird, “Alas I cannot Swim” by Laura Marling and “Revelation Never Came” by Aidan & the Wild. I could name so many more though, this is just the selection of the week haha.

- A musician you would like to meet for a beer?
I grew up being a big Coldplay fan and I would love to have a nice conversation about songwriting and being an artist with Chris Martin, I really admire him and he seems to be a really nice guy too.
- What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
A nice selection of teabags and one of those kettles that boils the tea to the exact temperature and the exact time it needs.

- What are your plans for the near future?
I hope to travel and play some shows in the second half of this year. I have plans to go to Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Latvia, the UK and Ireland. I also have some more collars coming up and I’m already working on my next album - gotta keep the music coming!
Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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